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Tallapoosa County
County courthouse in Dadeville
County courthouse in Dadeville
Map of Alabama highlighting Tallapoosa County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Alabama
Founded December 18, 1832
Seat Dadeville
Largest city Alexander City
Area
 • Total 766 sq mi (1,980 km2)
 • Land 717 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Water 50 sq mi (100 km2)  6.5%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 41,311
 • Estimate 
(2021)
41,023 Decrease
 • Density 53.93/sq mi (20.823/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 3rd
  • County Number 62 on Alabama Licence Plates

Tallapoosa County is located in the east central portion of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2020 census, the population was 41,311. Its county seat is Dadeville. Its largest city is Alexander City.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 766 square miles (1,980 km2), of which 717 square miles (1,860 km2) is land and 50 square miles (130 km2) (6.5%) is water. The county is intersected by the Tallapoosa River.

Major highways

  • US 280.svg U.S. Highway 280
  • Alabama 22.svg State Route 22
  • Alabama 49.svg State Route 49
  • Alabama 50.svg State Route 50
  • Alabama 63.svg State Route 63
  • Alabama 120.svg State Route 120
  • Alabama 128.svg State Route 128
  • Alabama 259.svg State Route 259

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 6,444
1850 15,584 141.8%
1860 23,827 52.9%
1870 16,963 −28.8%
1880 23,401 38.0%
1890 25,460 8.8%
1900 29,675 16.6%
1910 31,034 4.6%
1920 29,744 −4.2%
1930 31,188 4.9%
1940 35,270 13.1%
1950 35,074 −0.6%
1960 35,007 −0.2%
1970 33,840 −3.3%
1980 38,766 14.6%
1990 38,826 0.2%
2000 41,475 6.8%
2010 41,616 0.3%
Est. 2021 41,023 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2020

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 41,616 people, 16,985 households, and 11,762 families living in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km2). There were 22,111 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 69.9% White, 26.6% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 1.7% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Nearly 2.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 16,985 households, 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. Nearly 27.2% of households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.42, and the average family size was 2.91.

The age distribution was 22.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% 65 or older. The median age was 42.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median household income was $36,904 and the median family income was $47,918. Males had a median income of $34,625 versus $28,616 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,542. About 13.4% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

2020 census

Tallapoosa County racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 28,252 68.39%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 10,366 25.09%
Native American 84 0.2%
Asian 222 0.54%
Other/Mixed 1,243 3.01%
Hispanic or Latino 1,144 2.77%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 41,311 people, 16,205 households, and 11,183 families residing in the county.

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Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

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